Law Officers Department Update

Attorney General written statement – made on 14 September 2023.

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Photo of Lord Stewart of Dirleton Lord Stewart of Dirleton The Advocate-General for Scotland

My Right Honourable and Learned Friend, the Attorney General, has today made the following statement:

“I am today announcing the appointment of Stephen Parkinson as the next Director of Public Prosecutions.

Under the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985, it is my duty to appoint a person to be the Director of Public Prosecutions, who shall discharge their functions under my superintendence.

This appointment was conducted in line with Civil Service guidance and the process was overseen by the First Civil Service Commissioner.”